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Day Five: Nothing Is Impossible for God II

Friday, February 19th, 2016

2 Corinthians 5:17-20 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

God first reconciled us to himself through Jesus. He canceled our debts and nailed our IOU’s at the cross, so that we could fully participate in a new life with him and his people. This is one of the impossible realities that God did. We’ve been forgiven and freed from our past through the cross and resurrection of Jesus, and now live a brand new life with God.

The other impossible reality that God has newly created in us is his ministry. As new recipients of such powerful love in Christ, God’s ministry of reconciliation has been given to every Christian in the world through his Spirit. And this is primarily about his message in Jesus to implore those who are far away from God, to be reconciled to  God. Through trusting Jesus, we express his loving message in prayers, service, encouragements, transformations, and words.

Today ask God for his help to trust him today and for his heart of reconciliation in Jesus. Pray for someone we know who is far away from God so they also will be reconciled to God.

-AP

Day Four: Trust, Trust, Trust

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Day Three: His Kindness Leads Us to Repentance

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Day Two: Nothing is Impossible with God

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Day One: Only Jesus - Free

Monday, February 15th, 2016